Message from the Principal

 

 

Happy Easter and welcome back to school for Term 2. A special welcome to the Doggen and Wilson families. Both families had three children start at Star of the Sea School yesterday.
Prior to the holidays we had two very successful events: the school disco and the cross country carnival. Thank you to the P&F team for organising the disco. The dance floor was packed with students (and some parents too!). Thanks, too, to Mrs Billie Willis for the preparation and running of our cross country. It was a very enjoyable day, highlighted by the great team spirit shown by all teams. Well done.
This term the varied learning experiences and school events continue, including (but not limited to): Prep enrolment applications for 2015 being open, our Year 6 students going on camp, school photos in June, and our Year 3, 5 and 7 students participating in NAPLAN.
National testing in Numeracy and Literacy (NAPLAN) will take place in week 4 of this term.
Year 3, 5 and 7 students will sit for the following papers over three days.
· Tues 13 May: Two Tests - Language Conventions and Writing (Persuasive)           
· Wed 14 May: Reading
· Thu 15 May: Numeracy (The Year 7 students will sit for two Numeracy papers: calculator &    non-calculator)
The children of these classes are being well prepared by their teachers, whilst still ensuring that the regular curriculum needs are being met.
 A reminder about safety in the car park area. Please be careful when parking and reversing from our car parks. Please do not pick up or drop your children off whilst still in the car park drive way - this is not a safe or courteous practice.
On Friday we commemorate the 99th year since the first Anzacs landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Remembering this, we pray for peace as this short week begins a new term. We will gather as a school community on Thursday afternoon at 2pm and then again on Friday morning for the Hervey Bay RSL ANZAC Day march which leaves Torquay Rd at 9:30. All students attending the march are asked to wear complete school uniform including their hat and to bring a water bottle. We will meet in the Woolworths car park from 9:00am.
Finally, we have published a simple soft cover book titled ‘Going To School’ to give to all newly enrolled students. I have printed enough for all existing families to receive one free copy. Please email the school office if you would like a copy for your family (ptorquay@bne.catholic.edu.au).
Liam Dougherty
 
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips,
Be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
St Francis of Assisi
 

Liam Dougherty